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Indianapolis Colts Preseason: Week 2 Stock Report

With two weeks remaining, the Indianapolis Colts' preseason is halfway complete.<p>On a large scale, it hasn't been pretty for Indianapolis, losing 36-10 to the Eagles in Week 1 and 23-11 to the Bears in Week 2. But the preseason isn't about team results. There is no game-planning, the starters play …

AL East-leading Blue Jays rally in 9th to beat Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have been winning plenty of games since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, even while the standout shortstop struggled a bit at the plate.<p>Now Tulowitzki is starting to heat up, and the Blue Jays are alone atop the American League East standings.<p>Tulowitzki had …

Rex Grossman to Falcons: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Atlanta Falcons have added another name to the mix to back up starting quarterback Matt Ryan, signing Rex Grossman to a one-year deal Wednesday, per Pro Football Talk on Twitter. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reported the signing. The team announced the deal later in the day.<p>According to …

Football (U.S.)

AP source: Cowboys' Scandrick out for year with knee injury

Orlando Scandrick's season is over before it started after the Dallas cornerback tore two ligaments in his right knee in practice at training camp …

Michael Vick signs one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

Free agent Michael Vick has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced on Tuesday.<p>Arrest rate in NFL lower than for general US population, 'surprising' study finds<p>Read more<p>Vick spent last season with the New York Jets, but signed with the Steelers as a backup to Ben …

Football (U.S.)

Marshawn Lynch set for hearing regarding $75K fine, report says

A new season hasn't quieted an old story regarding Marshawn Lynch.<p>The Seattle Seahawks running back, no stranger to being penalized for not talking …

NFL

Osi Umenyiora Retires: Top Quotes, Highlights from DE's Ceremony with Giants

Two-time Super Bowl champion Osi Umenyiora announced his retirement Wednesday and was honored with a ceremony by the New York Giants, with whom he spent the first decade of his career.<p>While the 33-year-old defensive lineman confirmed he received an offer to keep playing as recently as Tuesday, in …

Football (U.S.)

Odell Beckham Jr.: 'I can rub a lot of people the wrong way'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Yes, Odell Beckham Jr. believes the Jaguars' defensive backs were targeting him in Saturday's preseason game. But he also …

Football (U.S.)

Worker killed, another injured while working at Vikings new stadium site

A construction worker at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium died Wednesday morning, and another worker was seriously injured after both fell while …

Broncos release kicker Connor Barth

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have released kicker Connor Barth to make room for Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis.<p>Connor made 15 of 16 field goals over the final five weeks last season but was doomed by his poor kickoffs this preseason, one of which was returned 103 yards for a …

Davante Adams poised for breakout, fantasy value sky high

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams appears to be on the verge of his breakout season. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is poised for a breakout season in the eyes of teammate Randall Cobb, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Adams caught …

Virginia Tech considering potential monetary fines of its amateur athletes, says coach

Bad idea, coach.<p><b>Update:</b> Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock said this will not be happening.<p>Cost of attendance funds are a small help in giving college athletes the money they are richly entitled to, so naturally it didn't take long for someone to say something dumb about them. Virginia Tech defensive …

Virginia Tech

Police: Bills' IK Enemkpali involved in 2011 catfishing-type incident

The outside linebacker who punched New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith during a locker room dispute missed his college team's 2011 season opener …

Crime

Rays place catcher Curt Casali on DL

Tampa Bay catcher Curt Casali has been placed on the 15-day disabled list one day after straining his left hamstring running the bases following his home run in Tuesday night’s 11-7 loss to Minnesota.<p>Casali’s leg started getting tight en route to first base following his 10th homer — ninth since …

Bo Graham, Todd's Son, Reportedly Resigns Due to Relationship with ASU Student

Arizona State assistant coach Bo Graham, the son of head coach Todd Graham, has entered his resignation after the school found out about an inappropriate relationship he had with a student.<p>Former Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter first started the rumor Monday, which was confirmed by Doug …

College Football

Cubs appear poised to really break 'the curse'

George Orwell probably had the most sullen assessment of sports. He called it, "War minus the shooting." In Orwell's eyes, serious sport has nothing to do with fair play or sportsmanship. "It is bound up with hatred, jealously, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasure in …

Dodgers back to home-run routine in 7-4 win over Reds

Live by the long ball, die by the long ball.<p>The<p>Dodgersdid their share of dying during their season-high five-game losing streak, going without a single home run while being swept over the weekend by Houston.<p>But back against the<p>Redsand their rookie rotation, all is right again in their power …

Blue Jays turn 11 walks into a rout of Rangers | Reuters

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Toronto Blue Jays don’t need any help scoring runs, but that didn’t stop the Texas Rangers from giving them a boost Wednesday night.<p>Toronto took advantage of a season-high 11 walks from Texas pitchers and scored 12 consecutive runs after falling behind 2-0 to batter the …

Baseball

Arthur Blank to Hire CEO to Oversee Falcons, Other for-Profit Businesses

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank looks to be lightening his very heavy workload by hiring a CEO to oversee his NFL team along with his other for-profit businesses, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.<p>Blank spoke of his decision to take a step back:<p>I have a strong desire to spend more quality time …

Injured ex-49er Kyle Williams perseveres

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — <b>Kyle Williams</b> became acquainted with mental anguish after he lost two fumbles in the 49ers’ overtime loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game after the 2011 season.<p>In the three years since then, however, Williams has become intimately familiar with physical pain. On …

Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 1 | Reuters

PHOENIX — St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong doubled in the go-ahead run in a two-run seventh inning, and right-hander John Lackey gave up one run in seven innings in the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase Field.<p>Left fielder Stephen Piscotty singled to open …

Colon leads streaking Mets to sixth straight win | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) - Right-hander Bartolo Colon threw seven shutout innings as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-4 at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday for their sixth consecutive victory.<p>Aug 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws …

Buster Posey lifts Giants past Cubs

Buster Posey swung. He made contact. He hit a ball toward Triples Alley. It fell for a double. Suddenly, all was right in the Giants’ world.<p>The Giants finally beat the mighty Cubs, and how many times has that been written in the past century or two? After dropping the first five meetings this …